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Edwin McRae is a narrative designer for the games industry. He freelances for independent game developers and is currently developing and teaching game design courses at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand.

He has written two non-fiction books on narrative design, Narrative Design for Writers and Narrative Design for Indies, and has formerly been a LitRPG author and a television screenwriter.

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Narrative Design for Writers

Do you want to turn your talent for writing into a narrative design career in the games industry?




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Grimguard Tactics

An epic, dark fantasy RPG with an expansive Hero summon and turn-based tactics style gameplay. Recruit powerful heroes and turn them into fighting legends; create synergetic teams and discover deadly strategies; defeat an evil force that threatens the realm.




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How to break into the games industry as a writer

Veteran game writer and narrative designer, Rudolf Buirma, offers advice to writers who want to work in the video games industry.

Building game worlds for indies - Stimulation versus Imagination

We explore the stimulation - imagination continuum of player engagement and look at how indie game devs can strike a balance between the two.

Writer learning Unity game engine - Initial Impressions

Edwin embarks on his learning Unity journey with Future Games.

Treating the Player with Respect!

Why you should never 'dumb down' your game narrative.